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Author Stamatopoulou-Robbins, Sophia, author

Title Waste siege : the life of infrastructure in Palestine / Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 317 pages) : map
Series Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
Contents Compression : how to make time at an occupied landfill -- Inundated : wanting used colonial goods -- Accumulation : toxicity and blame in a phantom state -- Gifted : unwanted bread and its stranger obligations -- Leakage : sewage and doublethink in a "shared environment."
Summary "In 1995, with the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, Israel transferred responsibility for waste management in the West Bank to the nascent Palestinian government. While electricity, water, roads, and telecommunications remained largely controlled by Israel building new waste infrastructures and controlling the movements and effects of Palestinians' wastes became central to efforts to demonstrate the Authority's ability to be state-like. Waste Siege asks what is made possible, and what other ways of being are foreclosed, in the rubble, debris, and infrastructural fallout of decades of struggle to live a livable life among waste. Tracing Palestinians' own experiences of wastes over the past decade highlights the significance of the presence of multiple governing authorities in the West Bank-including municipalities, the Palestinian Authority, international aid organizations, NGOs, and political groups, as well as Israeli control-shows how all of these actors rule Palestinian lives by waste siege"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 06, 2019)
Subject Israel-Arab War (1967)
Israel-Arab War, 1967 -- Occupied territories
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Political aspects -- West Bank
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Social aspects -- West Bank
Military occupation.
Politics and government.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Political aspects.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Social aspects.
Social conditions.
West Bank -- Politics and government
West Bank -- Social conditions
West Bank.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019026144
ISBN 150361090X